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Museum Educator – Access Programs

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is one of America’s leading historic, cultural and educational institutions. Opened in 1982, the Museum, anchored aboard the former USS Intrepid, a national historic landmark, has welcomed more than 10 million visitors and currently welcomes almost one million visitors annually. The Museum's mission is "to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth."  The Museum pursues this mission through a dynamic and enriching exhibition environment recounting human stories behind the machinery on display in relation to the service era of the Intrepid: in World War II, the Cold War, NASA recovery missions and three tours in Vietnam. In connection thereto, the Museum delivers a broad range of credible, innovative, and engaging educational programs supplementing classroom learning in history, science, and leadership as well as extensive public and proprietary programs honoring those who serve our country – all to inspire our youth.

We are seeking a Museum Educator to work on the Museum’s Education Access programs conducting school, enrichment, access and community programming, and leading weekend programming for families and the general public.

This position requires creativity, energy, organization and strong communication and presentation skills

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Specific Projects may include:

  • Researching, developing and delivering weekend Access Family Programs and Early Morning Openings for Families Affected by Autism.
  • Leading modified school programs for students with special needs.
  • Developing and delivering school program lesson plans for English Language Learners.
  • Developing and delivering programs for children and adults with developmental, learning, physical or emotional disabilities.
  • Developing and delivering programs at Hospital Schools.
  • Developing and delivering programming to visitors with dementia and their caregivers, verbal description/touch tours for adults with low vision or who are blind, and facilitating American Sign Language-Led programs for visitors who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing.
  • Developing pre-visit materials for families with children with special needs.
  • Researching community outreach methods and practices to develop new audiences for access program expansion.

Contribute to overall Education Department responsibilities including:

  • Delivery of Museum’s educational programs to students in grades K-12
    • On-ship tours, workshops and distance learning
    • Off-ship science and history sessions in NYC schools and after-school programing
    • Programming at libraries, senior centers, hospitals and other community organizations
  • Lead programming for the general public and families, during holiday and summer camp programs, for scouts, teachers, overnights, visiting college groups, and other private groups (often scheduled on weekends and holidays).
  • Collaborate with colleagues within the Education Department as well as professional staff in curatorial, development, and museum services departments on programs, events and Museum logistics.
  • Weekend scheduling for public programs, family programs, and educational events.
  • Represent the department at trade shows, teacher events, fairs, and community events
  • Perform other duties as required by management

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of a Bachelors of Arts or Sciences.  Background in history, science, museum studies/education, special education, and concentrations or advanced degrees in Museum Studies/Education preferred. Experience in formal and informal educational settings, 2-3 years of experience teaching, and work in such areas as school and family program development, Access and enrichment programs required.Training in special education and English as a second language. Experience modifying and delivering programs for students and/or adults with physical, cognitive, emotional or developmental disabilities, with preference for candidates with experience with children on the autism spectrum, as well as English Language Learners.  The successful candidate must be available for weekend program shifts 2-3 times per month. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic team member with strong written and verbal communication skills.Candidates must have strong organizational skills, and be able to manage multiple projects. Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment required. Ability to work weekends, holidays, and evenings as necessary.
Teacher Certification a plus.

For consideration e-mail resume with salary requirements to: resume@intrepidmuseum.org.

Be sure to include the title of the position you are interested in and your salary requirements.

NO PHONE CALLS. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an equal opportunity employer.